Ethiopia to Start Manufacturing COVID-19 Test Kits

ADDIS ABABA – Ministry of health has announced Ethiopia will start manufacturing its own test kits with the support of China.

Dereje Duguma, state minister of health, in a statement released on Sept 6, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is advising the Chinese government on the matter and manufacturing will begin in September.

The did not give details of production capacity.

Duguma, however, said Ethiopia will completely stop importing test kits and has a plan to export the product to other African nations.